The Rule of Law Coordination and Resource Group is chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General and has the overall leadership role for the rule of law in the work of the United Nations. It ensures that the UN is able to foresee new opportunities and address new challenges. The Group take into account the emergence of new realities and actors in the field of the rule of law, and provides guidance to ensure overall coordination and coherence in the Organization’s support to Member States.  With strengthened leadership and new institutional arrangements in place, the Organization is better placed to address the challenges faced in strengthening the rule of law.
To respond to the interest of encompassing within the framework of the rule of law a broader range of UN activities, the membership of the RoLCRG now includes 20 entities with important normative components in their mandates (DESA, DPA, DPKO, OCHA, OHCHR, OLA,OSRSG for Children and Armed Conflict, OSRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict, PBSO, UNDEF, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UN-Habitat,UNHCR, UNICEF, UNODC, UNOPS, UN Women, World Bank).